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  • 1. Mastery Journey 2014Garret E. AlbrittonBusiness Intelligence Master of Science Full Sail University

2. Mastery GoalTo gain a better understanding of myself and the journey ahead. Read Robert Greenes Mastery.Read Malcolm Gladwells David & Goliath.Reach out to guide and mentors at Full Sail.FS Media Resources Leading Change course on lynda.com http://www.lynda.com/Business-Business-Skills-tutorials/Leading-change-your-organization/133350/153239-4.htmlMastery Timeline 3. Foundations of Business Intelligence GoalTo gain an understanding of the core skills, knowledge and technologies used in the business intelligence world. Maintain a constant, daily pulse check on business intelligence news. Begin the process of implementing knowledge gained in this course in my department. Interview Lloyd Irizzary, Manager of BI for Full Sail Admissions Operations to gain a better understanding of the foundations required to run a BI team. FS Media Resources Agile Project Management course on lynda.com http://www.lynda.com/Business-Project-Management-tutorials/Agile-Project-Management/122428-2.html 4. Enterprise Data Management GoalTo gain a 30,000 foot view of data management, systems, security, technologies and applications. Interview Isis Jones, CIO of Full Sail University to gain a better understanding of the board level view of data. Practice delivering technical data to non-technical audience once per week in team meetings. Research evolution of cloud technologies.FS Media Resources Read Stat-spotting: a field guide to identifying dubious data http://fullsail.bywatersolutions.com/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=10032&query_desc=kw%2Cwrdl%3A%20big%20data 5. Business Intelligence Technologies GoalDevelop a working knowledge of systems and architecture used in creation of data warehouses. Interview Anne Meleshenko, Director of Full Sail Admissions Operations to gain a better understanding of the challenges of implementation. Research successful and unsuccessful real world implementation of data warehouses. Design and implement a data warehouse for Full Sail Leadership Academy. FS Media Resources Foundations of Programming: Databases on lynda.com http://www.lynda.com/Programming-tutorials/Foundations-Programming-Databases/112585-2.html?srchtrk=index: 1%0Alinktypeid:2%0Aq:data%2Bwarehouse%0Apage:1%0As:relevance%0Asa:true%0Aproducttypeid:2 6. Business Intelligence Analytics GoalTo further develop knowledge and skill with statistics, including predictive analysis, modeling and decision making. Interview Luis Garcia, VP of Full Sail Online to gain a better understanding of predictive analysis in forecasting growth. Develop predictive analysis tools for use in Full Sail Leadership Academy future courses. Research use of predictive modeling in higher eduction.FS Media Resources Web Analytics Fundamentals on lynda.com http://www.lynda.com/Business-Data-Analysis-tutorials/Web-Analytics-Fundamentals/ 123562-2.html?srchtrk=index:1%0Alinktypeid:2%0Aq:Web%2BAnalytics%2BFundamentals %0Apage:1%0As:relevance%0Asa:true%0Aproducttypeid:2 7. Data Mining GoalDevelop knowledge and skills in data mining through use of practical techniques. Research machine learning and make note of advances/trends to follow. Apply data mining tools and skills to Full Sail Leadership Academy data. Research data mining tools and the use in relation to higher education. FS Media Resources R Statistics Essential Training on lynda.com http://www.lynda.com/R-tutorials/R-Statistics-Essential-Training/ 142447-2.html?srchtrk=index:1%0Alinktypeid:2%0Aq:data%2Bmining %0Apage:1%0As:relevance%0Asa:true%0Aproducttypeid:2 8. Patterns & Recognition GoalThrough use of advanced data mining, gain an understanding of statistically meaningful patterns. Interview Eric Noteboom, VP of Full Sail Education Operations to gain a better understanding of pattern recognition in higher education data. Analyze relative historic data regarding Full Sail Leadership Academy to identify patterns and trends. Read Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmeshttp://www.amazon.com/Mastermind-Think-Like-Sherlock-Holmes/dp/0670026573? &tag=io9amzn-20&ascsubtag=[referrer|www.google.com[type|link[postId|5973200[asin| 0670026573[authorId|5717795175536518860FS Media Resources Performance Review Fundamentals on lynda.com http://www.lynda.com/Business-Business-Skills-tutorials/Performance-Review-Fundamentals/149840-2.html? srchtrk=index:1%0Alinktypeid:2%0Aq:data%2Banalysis%0Apage:1%0As:relevance%0Asa:true%0Aproducttypeid:2 9. Process Modeling & Analysis GoalTo understand how business intelligence informs and affects business processes, risk modeling and business simulation. Develop a risk modeling simulation for Full Sail Leadership Academy.Second interview with Luis Garcia, to better understand risk analysis and modeling in higher education. Develop and test KPIs related to Full Sail Leadership Academy.FS Media Resources Preventing Scope Creep on lynda.com http://www.lynda.com/Business-Business-Skills-tutorials/Preventing-Scope-Creep/128286-2.html? srchtrk=index:1%0Alinktypeid:2%0Aq:risk%2Bmanagement%0Apage:1%0As:relevance%0Asa:true %0Aproducttypeid:2 10. Data Visualization & Creative Reporting GoalTo refine and enhance existing skills with reporting and presentation with new tools designed to better deliver data. Second Interview with Lloyd Irizzary to better understand dashboard development Create and implement dashboards and reports for Full Sail Leadership Academy Interview Don Larson, Program Manager of Full Sails MDMFA degree to better understand what makes an effective info graphic FS Media Resources Creating Infographics with Illustrator on lynda.com http://www.lynda.com/Illustrator-tutorials/Creating-Infographics-Illustrator/119011-2.html?srchtrk=index: 1%0Alinktypeid:2%0Aq:infographic%0Apage:1%0As:relevance%0Asa:true%0Aproducttypeid:2 11. Business Intelligence Leadership & Communication Skills GoalTo improve communication and presentation skills in relation to delivery of complex technical data to non-technical audiences. Interview Bryant Hamilton, Manager of Oursource Relations at Full Sail to better understand communication of complex BI concepts to non-technical stakeholders. Build a Pinterest focused on innovative motion graphics and info graphics to draw inspiration from. Practice delivering data to a live audience once per week and elicit feedback to improve delivery and presentation skills. FS Media Resources Infographics: Visualizing Relationships on lynda.com http://www.lynda.com/Infographics-tutorials/Infographics-Visualizing-Relationships/89312-2.html?srchtrk=index: 1%0Alinktypeid:2%0Aq:infographic%0Apage:1%0As:relevance%0Asa:true%0Aproducttypeid:2 12. Business Intelligence Case Studies GoalTo place the information gained over the last 10 months in context through the study of real world examples of BI implementation. Second Interview with Eric Noteboom to better understand the history of Full Sails use of business intelligence Develop the framework for a case study around the creation and first year of Full Sail Leadership Academy Identify and study one Online and one Brick & Mortar higher education institution to study in detail FS Media Resources Pitching Projects and Products to Executives on lynda.com http://www.lynda.com/Presentations-tutorials/pitching-projects-and-products-to-executives/ 73563-2.html?srchtrk=index:1%0Alinktypeid:2%0Aq:innovation%0Apage:2%0As:relevance%0Asa:true %0Aproducttypeid:2 13. Business Intelligence Capstone GoalTo bring everything learned over the last 11 months together into a cohesive, impactful and meaningful presentation. Have first version of all assets completed prior to day one of classPractice presenting multiple times a week to perfect final presentationInterview stakeholders to ensure that information presented is relevant to their needs FS Media Resources Public Speaking Fundamentals on lynda.com http://www.lynda.com/Business-Business-Skills-tutorials/Public-Speaking-Fundamentals/102701-2.html?srchtrk=index: 1%0Alinktypeid:2%0Aq:presenting%0Apage:2%0As:relevance%0Asa:true%0Aproducttypeid:2 14. Business Intelligence Master of ScienceFebruary 2014January 2015Degree Goal: To gain a working knowledge of business intelligence, analytics and big data in order to enhance my career and bring further value to Full Sail University